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  • Bad day for NYT

    Nothing political. Far more amusing than anything.




    Apparently yesterday the paper published an article making the bizarre claim that watermelons had been discovered on Mars. The story was up for about an hour before being taken down


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    Screen Capture for the win!





    The story contained other such gems as "Authorities say rise of fruit aliens is to blame for glut of outer space watermelons"

    As for the Times they are saying that the article was "published in error." That it was part of a test of their content management system. Given the author is "Joe Schmoe" this is probably what happened but given some of the paper's antics over the last few years, there is still a little room for doubt.

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    I think they are trying to create a buzz because their subscriptions are down.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ronson View Post
      I think they are trying to create a buzz because their subscriptions are down.
      Meh. Their subscriptions have been steadily dropping for several years, and acting like fools might not be the best strategy for someone who claims they're pretty much the final word in journalism.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
        Nothing political. Far more amusing than anything.




        Apparently yesterday the paper published an article making the bizarre claim that watermelons had been discovered on Mars. The story was up for about an hour before being taken down


        f2a5ac40-c994-4aaa-b866-916295f392da.jpg
        Screen Capture for the win!





        The story contained other such gems as "Authorities say rise of fruit aliens is to blame for glut of outer space watermelons"

        As for the Times they are saying that the article was "published in error." That it was part of a test of their content management system. Given the author is "Joe Schmoe" this is probably what happened but given some of the paper's antics over the last few years, there is still a little room for doubt.
        I wonder if Facebook is fact checking it.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
          Meh. Their subscriptions have been steadily dropping for several years, and acting like fools might not be the best strategy for someone who claims they're pretty much the final word in journalism.
          Leftists used to think that Jon Stewart's show was "news." I think a lot of them also think Saturday Night Live offers news as well. So NYT is thinking "Hey, we'll show them we have a sense of humor too and they'll come back to us."

          Just a thought, a premeditated "mistake".

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
            Nothing political. Far more amusing than anything.




            Apparently yesterday the paper published an article making the bizarre claim that watermelons had been discovered on Mars. The story was up for about an hour before being taken down


            f2a5ac40-c994-4aaa-b866-916295f392da.jpg
            Screen Capture for the win!





            The story contained other such gems as "Authorities say rise of fruit aliens is to blame for glut of outer space watermelons"

            As for the Times they are saying that the article was "published in error." That it was part of a test of their content management system. Given the author is "Joe Schmoe" this is probably what happened but given some of the paper's antics over the last few years, there is still a little room for doubt.
            No there isn't.
            Mockery is the argument of the mentally and/or emotionally challenged.

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              watermelons.jpg

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